The RancherOS ISO file can be used to create a fresh RancherOS install on KVM, VMware, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, or bare metal servers. You can download the rancheros.iso file from our releases page.

Some hypervisors may require a built-in agent to communicate with the guest, for this, RancherOS precompiles some ISO files.

Hypervisor ISO
VMware rancheros-vmware.iso
Hyper-V rancheros-hyperv.iso
Proxmox VE rancheros-proxmoxve.iso

You must boot with enough memory which you can refer to here. If you boot with the ISO, you will automatically be logged in as the rancher user. Only the ISO is set to use autologin by default. If you run from a cloud or install to disk, SSH keys or a password of your choice is expected to be used.

Install to Disk

After you boot RancherOS from ISO, you can follow the instructions here to install RancherOS to a hard disk.